According to the optimization measures for high school subjects announced by the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Hong Kong will implement a new "Civilization and Social Development Division" (referred to as "Civilization Division") in the secondary 4 (equivalent to Mainland Senior One) in the 2021/2022 school year. ”) The course focuses on cultivating students’ national identity.

  On the morning of September 2, the classroom of Xiangdao Middle School in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, opened the first class of "Civil and Social Development" course.

"Civil and Social Development" teacher Li Cuiwei said that she hopes that through the teacher's explanation, students can know why the spirit of the rule of law should be maintained; she hopes that students can establish a correct value and enhance their national identity and sense of belonging.

  Ji Wei Kuang, a student at Xiangdao Middle School in Tseung Kwan O, said that through this course, he was most impressed by a better understanding of the history of the motherland.

He believes that after the teacher's explanation, he has a more comprehensive and objective understanding of history, and has further improved his identity with the country.

  Deng Fei, Principal of Xiangdao Middle School in Tseung Kwan O, is a personal participant in the reform of Hong Kong's education system.

He pointed out that the greatest significance of "civics" is to explicitly include the cultivation of national identity in the teaching goals and teaching purposes, so the reform of the entire curriculum is a fundamental change.

"Citizenship", whether it is from understanding the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the development of the country, strives to be comprehensive and objective. On the basis of comprehensive and objective cognition, it cultivates students' national identity and national consciousness.

  Specifically, the "Civil and Social Development Section" is composed of three themes: "Hong Kong under'One Country, Two Systems'", "Country Since Reform and Opening Up", and "Interconnected Contemporary World".

Citizenship emphasizes the cultivation of students' positive values, attitudes and national identity. Students must study the development of the country, the constitution, the Basic Law of Hong Kong and the rule of law.

(Headquarters reporter Liu Zhimin, Li Zhiqiang and Ye Lili)

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